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City lists input from General Plan sessions

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December 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

VACAVILLE — City residents have raised a variety of concerns they hope to see addressed as Vacaville updates its General Plan, the community’s blueprint for future growth.

The city has offered a series of off-site office hours in recent days to gather suggestions from area residents. The most-recent of those sessions was Saturday.

Some of the comments received by the city, as listed in a news release Monday were:

  • The General Plan should include more detail about a proposed pedestrian trail that could help connect different parts of the Rocky Hill-Brown Street neighborhood.
  • The General Plan land use plan for the Northeast Growth Area should be revised to not place future homes next to streets with high traffic.
  • The General Plan should direct less large-truck traffic on rural roads such as Lewis Road.
  • Add policies supporting special use recreation facilities and dog parks.
  • Increase the number of neighborhood parks so residents do not have to travel far to a park.
  • Allow flood detention facilities to be used for certain recreational uses during the dry seasons.
  • Add bicycle and pedestrian trails to fill in gaps in the city system.
  • The General Plan should add policies to encourage a senior citizen residential community.
  • New growth areas should include smaller, single-story homes that are suitable for an aging population and housing that accommodates all sizes and types of households and should require greenbelts-trails so residents can walk and bike to shopping and parks.
  • Allow older single-family homes to remain in some parts of downtown where appropriate.
  • Add trees to the Fairfield-Vacaville greenbelt.

The Planning Commission will take public comments on the Environmental Impact Report for the General Plan when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 650 Merchant St. This is a chance for Vacaville residents to describe their concerns or comments about the possible environmental effects of the new General Plan and to offer ideas on how to reduce those environmental impacts.

The meeting will be televised on Channel 26 (Comcast) Channel 99 (AT&T U-Verse) and online at www.cityofvacaville.com under the City Government tab, drop down to Channel 26, Channel 26 Live Online.

The Draft General Plan; Energy and Conservation Action Strategy; and Draft Environmental Impact Report are available online on the city’s website, www.cityofvacaville.com and on the city’s General Plan Update website, www.vacavillegeneralplan.org. Hard copies of the documents are available for review at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive, the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, and the Community Development Department at Vacaville City Hall.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or gfaison@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He has worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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  • PatriotDecember 17, 2013 - 4:29 am

    The general plan should explain how the city will move traffic from the 6,000 homes they are building in south Vacaville. Two lanes on Alamo and two lanes on Peabody will not do it.

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  • The MisterDecember 17, 2013 - 6:17 am

    Why are most of these wants from the citizens completely lock-step with ICLEI and Agenda 21? Because meeting like these employ the Delphi Technique so the contracted expert facilitators can produce their predetermined conclusions AND say it was the communities desire. BOLSHEVIK!! People of Vacaville, your City is being further taken over and things are being done to Vacaville (and so many other communities) that you don't want, will violate rights, will cost you money, will cost your kids even more money as the interest on the debt compounds year after year... and various assets of the City are being put up as collateral for this debt. Some of the collateral from previous ICLEI debt has already been repossessed by the state! It's been in the news. My advice; pay off your current debt (the borrower is slave to the lender!) and then if you want a bike path, save up and pay for it! What a concept! Don't sell your future down the road of debt.

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  • SteveDecember 17, 2013 - 8:51 pm

    It's all a conspiracy. The Bilderberg Group is in control.

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